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Dietetic amp; Nutrition Spec III

Texas State Job Bank

This is a Full-time position in EL PASO, TX posted July 20, 2021.

Job/Position DescriptionDietetic and Nutrition Spec IIIThe Nutritionist III performs advanced (senior-level) nutrition services work.

Work involves planning, coordination, and evaluating nutrition programs and services, developing policies and procedures, supervision of nutrition staff, investigating complaints and/or deficiencies and maintaining compliance with regulatory agencies and departmental standards.

Other work involves providing training to staff and family members, assessing nutritional status of ambulatory and medically fragile individuals, planning special therapeutic menus, serving as a member of inter-Disciplinary Team, Physical and Nutrition Management Team, and project teams, preparing reports, providing quality assurance monitoring of menu and nutrition service activities, and providing technical assistance to other healthcare team members.

Interprets and complies with ICF/IID regulations.

Works under minimal supervision of designated supervisor, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgmentEssential Job FunctionsAttends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.Provides Medical Nutrition Therapy for medically fragile consumers with multiple chronic conditions.

Evaluates nutritional status of consumers, and develops, implements, and evaluates nutrition care plans based on consumer needs and expectations, current evidenced based knowledge, and professional experience.

Updates and reviews annual nutrition plans for individuals.

Calculates/evaluates specialized enteral feedings.Prepares updates and/or reviews for quarterly, annual and other (IPN) reports for consumers.

Enters updates in the progress notes.Core member of the Inter-Disciplinary Team, Physical and Nutritional Management Team and other clinically-related teams in developing care plans for individuals at higher nutritional risk.

Works toward team consensus in supporting consumer goals.Provides nutrition clinical oversight.

Liasons with Hab Therapy for Department of Justice nutrition compliance.

Develops, monitors, and revises departmental policies and procedures and maintains approved Facility Diet Manual.

Evaluates quality assurance monitoring of department activities and participates in Quality Management activities of other campus departments.

Plans, directs and monitors nutrition programs and activities to assure compliance with ICF/IID regulations and professional standards of care.

May be required to direct, supervise, train and monitor clinical nutrition employees in performance of their duties including developing job descriptions, administering performance evaluations, and ensuring assigned staff participate in mandatory training related to competence and development.

May be required to consult and act as liaison with Food Service Management to provide accurate and timely information on menu changes and special diets/menus.

Approves menu changes for compliance with nutrient standards.

May develop additional variations to standard cycle menus to meet needs of campus population.

May conduct quality assurance meal observations.

Develops in-service training programs for staff on nutrition principles, therapeutic diets, and related subjects upon request.

Maintains discipline registration and/or license as required.

Develops education programs and material Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.

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